Healthy Families NZ

Waka Ama bringing people together

Waka Ama bringing people together

It was another successful year of waka ama with nearly 1800 students taking part in the Te Wananga o Aotearoa Waka Ama National Secondary School Championships. Held in March at Lake Tikitapu, the event showcased some of the country’s best young paddlers....
Co-design hui looks to Māori solutions for Maternal Health

Co-design hui looks to Māori solutions for Maternal Health

On Wednesday 4 April 2018, Healthy Families Rotorua facilitated a co-design hui between Maternal Health Service Providers in Rotorua aimed at co-ordinating a collaborative approach to address the multiple needs of the sector in Rotorua. In attendance...
Wai Warriors kick-off first K-Day at Lake Okareka

Wai Warriors kick-off first K-Day at Lake Okareka

Our Wai Warriors enjoyed a series of fun, team bonding activities at Lake Okareka during their first Kaitiakitanga Day (K-Day) on Sunday 25th  February. Before the day kicked-off, kaumātua, Paraone Pirika, spoke to our rangatahi about looking after...
Normalising Maramataka Māori

Normalising Maramataka Māori

This infographic explains the moon phase known as Oturuturu, it’s influence on the environment and the relevance to a setting within Healthy Families Rotorua. This signals the start of the highest energy days of the month, which is great timing for...
Normalising Maramataka Māori

Normalising Maramataka Māori

This infographic explains Tamateawhakapau which falls on the moon which rose 23 January. For more useful information check out Healthy Families’ Facebook page and visit their website.  Their plan is to have one explaining each of the 30 days.
Intergenerational sharing: Reaping what you sow

Intergenerational sharing: Reaping what you sow

A simple planting of kumara tipu (seedling) at the Te Puea Orchard turned into an amazing opportunity for intergenerational knowledge sharing and a heartwarming example of a collaborative effort between community and local organisations. On the 1st of...
Tricky tips for healthier chips

Tricky tips for healthier chips

Healthy Families Rotorua connected local Rotorua businesses and organisations with the Chip Group, who train operators with techniques and tips for cooking deep fried food particularly fried chips. Te Arawa Fisheries Ltd provided the location for this...
A Maramataka wananga

A Maramataka wananga

A Maramataka wananga will be held on Sunday 6th August 2017 at Tarewa Pounamu (Taharangi) Marae. This one day event will connect experts with the community to share their knowledge of Maramataka and how it can influence our wai, kai and rongoa system....
Ka Pai Kai launches

Ka Pai Kai launches

Rotorua students will soon have the opportunity to have healthy and affordable lunches delivered to school through the collaborative efforts of the social enterprise programme, Ka Pai Kai Rotorua. The pilot programme will be delivered by Healthy Families...
Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteers Wanted!

Healthy Families Rotorua have had a great response to their search for partners to trial the Ka Pai Kai programme which offers affordable, healthy school lunches in Rotorua. They have been inundated with many kohanga reo, early childhood centres, kura...